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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,758Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 2061

$2.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 2061

700 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Ohio
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 700 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 700 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 20,425 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$79 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Ohio
SIMVASTATIN 1,345 753 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,124 635 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 931 602 3 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 847 754 4 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 758 581 5 4
FUROSEMIDE 747 554 6 6
LISINOPRIL 729 465 7 2
CARVEDILOL 643 343 8 22
METFORMIN HCL 527 247 9 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 465 325 10 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 449 351 11 7
ACTOS 416 211 12 140
DIOVAN 411 302 13 41
CITALOPRAM HBR 396 311 14 20
NAMENDA 377 341 15 37
RISPERIDONE 368 188 16 66
NIASPAN 339 174 17 155
CRESTOR 335 243 18 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 323 222 19 30
EXFORGE 311 225 20 257
NEXIUM 307 96 21 26
GABAPENTIN 298 165 22 15
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 296 239 23 183
JANUVIA 295 245 24 51
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 282 190 25 17
SPIRIVA 280 138 26 63
TRAMADOL HCL 266 150 27 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 264 193 28 72
BYDUREON 255 131 10 29 368
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 246 201 S3 30 10
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 246 179 30 76
BYSTOLIC 233 158 32 130
FENOFIBRATE 222 152 33 65
DONEPEZIL HCL 219 198 34 24
SERTRALINE HCL 215 143 35 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 212 98 36 74
NAPROXEN 211 45 37 110
CLOPIDOGREL 206 148 38 29
TRAZODONE HCL 204 105 39 39
KLOR-CON M20 204 149 39 47
DIGOXIN 201 199 41 56
CLONIDINE HCL 192 152 42 52
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 190 137 43 77
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 190 102 R 43 292
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 182 125 45 80
AZITHROMYCIN 177 111 46 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 176 103 47 57
CYMBALTA 172 106 48 59
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 172 115 S2 48 36
PEN NEEDLE 171 93 50 116
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 168 100 51 23
LANTUS 165 144 52 48
MIRTAZAPINE 164 153 53 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 163 149 54 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 161 94 55 16
MELOXICAM 160 116 56 44
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 154 105 57 87
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 147 115 58 117
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 147 94 58 101
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 144 86 60 25
ZETIA 144 71 60 68
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 142 132 62 14
AGGRENOX 139 58 63 279
LYRICA 138 81 64 83
PROAIR HFA 137 53 65 40
PLAVIX 131 93 66 49
TEKTURNA 125 125 67 281
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 123 97 68 177
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 123 76 68 109
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122 52 70 43
SINGULAIR 121 74 71 88
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 70 72 12
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 120 88 R 72 89
LEVETIRACETAM 120 50 72 102
NOVOLOG 115 64 75 102
OLANZAPINE 115 71 75 132
FENTANYL 114 72 S2 77 84
PROMETHAZINE HCL 113 71 R 78 119
SUCRALFATE 112 82 79 151
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 110 35 R 80 149
ROPINIROLE HCL 110 87 80 92
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 109 78 82 145
CEPHALEXIN 108 79 83 112
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 108 67 83 79
HALOPERIDOL 104 44 85 153
LOVAZA 99 46 86 191
RANITIDINE HCL 97 61 87 53
EXELON 96 96 88 94
CELEBREX 95 85 89 91
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 95 53 89 176
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94 78 91 45
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 92 67 92 162
CLOZAPINE 92 0 92 164
LEXAPRO 92 63 92 211
LIPITOR 91 51 95 70
ALLOPURINOL 90 62 96 28
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 89 60 97 138
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 74 98 27
IBUPROFEN 85 29 99 90
FAMOTIDINE 82 61 100 67
DICYCLOMINE HCL 81 0 101 207
TRICOR 79 40 102 128
GEMFIBROZIL 79 36 102 107
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78 46 104 54
SPIRONOLACTONE 76 46 105 62
LEVOFLOXACIN 75 58 106 111
NYSTATIN 75 43 106 148
VYTORIN 75 66 106 219
SEROQUEL 74 61 109 157
OXYCODONE HCL 74 46 S2 109 82
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 73 39 111 98
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73 73 111 42
ENABLEX 71 38 113 256
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 68 59 114 118
DIOVAN HCT 67 55 115 99
EXFORGE HCT 67 41 115 350
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 65 37 117 173
BACLOFEN 64 31 118 123
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63 11 119 64
LIDODERM 62 48 120 106
LANSOPRAZOLE 60 41 121 139
TOVIAZ 60 25 121 436
FLUOXETINE HCL 60 0 121 73
METRONIDAZOLE 60 38 121 223
NOVOLIN R 59 58 125 129
ACTOPLUS MET 59 29 125 505
PAROXETINE HCL 59 27 125 61
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 58 46 128 113
VICTOZA 3-PAK 58 35 128 420
PREMARIN 57 0 R 130 251
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57 54 130 69
ATENOLOL 54 28 132 13
BYETTA 54 17 132 371
BENICAR 53 53 134 175
OXCARBAZEPINE 52 12 135 244
VALPROIC ACID 51 0 136 220
EVISTA 50 38 137 150
FINASTERIDE 50 40 137 86
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 6, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.